Surveyor's instrument used in Auschwitz, with wooden storage box
Gift of Paula Birnholz Retig
Id no. 318.89ab, Tool
Subject(s):  Camps-death
Samuel Birnholz (b. Poland 1918) used this surveyor?s instrument while working as a paver in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The wooden carrying box was made for the instrument in Berlin by E. Heckendorff. Birnholz took the instrument from Auschwitz and brought it with him when he immigrated to the US.
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